Suhosin alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Suhosin? During the review of Suhosin we looked at other open source tools. Based on their category, tags, and text, these are the ones that have the best match.

Top 3

  1. Suhosin7 (Suhosin security extension for PHP 7.x)
  2. iniscan (PHP configuration scanner)
  3. Parse (PHP security scanner)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Suhosin.

Alternatives (by score)

78

Suhosin7

Introduction

Suhosin7 is the security extension for PHP 7 versions. It protects a PHP installation by preventing different types of attacks.

Project details

Suhosin7 is written in C.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Application security

    Suhosin7 review

    60

    iniscan

    Introduction

    Iniscan scans a given php.ini file and tests it against security best practices. It reports back the results by showing a Pass or Fail for each related test. As it is a command-line utility, it can be used in automated testing.

    Project details

    iniscan is written in PHP.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + More than 25 contributors
    • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Configuration audit
      • Security assessment

      iniscan review

      60

      Parse

      Introduction

      Writing insecure code is often easier than one might expect. A tool like Parse can perform a security analysis on PHP code.

      Project details

      Parse is written in PHP.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Code analysis
        • Security assessment

        Parse review

        64

        pcc (PHP Secure Configuration Checker)

        Introduction

        This tool helps with the detection of security issues in your PHP configuration. This is useful for web hosters, developers, and application owners to test their configuration for common weaknesses.

        Project details

        pcc is written in PHP.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available

          pcc review

          60

          PHP Malware Finder

          Introduction

          PHP Malware Finder is a tool to find malicious PHP scripts. This threat is common for most web hosters and websites of their customers.

          Project details

          PHP Malware Finder is written in shell script.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + More than 500 GitHub stars
          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Malware scanning

            PHP Malware Finder review

            74

            Arachni

            Introduction

            Arachni is framework written in Ruby with focus on evaluating the security of web applications. Typical users include security professionals and system administrators.

            The tooling is free and open source. Besides Linux, it also runs on macOS and Microsoft Windows.

            Project details

            Arachni is written in Ruby.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Penetration testing
              • Security assessment
              • Web application analysis

              Arachni review

              97

              Commix

              Introduction

              Commix is short for COMMand Injection eXploiter.

              Project details

              Commix is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + More than 10 contributors
              • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
              • + The source code of this software is available

                Commix review

                85

                django-axes

                Introduction

                This tool may be used by developers that work with the Django framework. It adds a security layer on top of the application by looking at login attempts and track them.

                Project details

                django-axes is written in Python.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + More than 50 contributors
                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Application security

                  django-axes review

                  89

                  django-security

                  Introduction

                  Django-security is an extension for developers seeking more security measures in their Django project. The toolkit can set or activate particular settings improving security. Examples of these settings include the use of particular HTTP headers that increase the security defenses of the web application.

                  Part of the toolkit is middleware to enforce password strength, set the do-not-track header, enable content security policy (CSP), enable privacy policy (P3P), limit session length, use HTTPS (HSTS), XSS protection, and more.

                  Project details

                  django-security is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + More than 10 contributors
                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

                    • Application security

                    django-security review

                    64

                    DorkNet

                    Introduction

                    DorkNet helps with the discovery of vulnerable web apps. It is a script written in Python that leverages Selenium.

                    Project details

                    DorkNet is written in Python.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + The source code of this software is available

                      Typical usage

                      • Security assessment
                      • Vulnerability scanning
                      • Web application analysis

                      DorkNet review

                      60

                      hsecscan (hsecscan)

                      Introduction

                      The hsecscan utility is written in Python and opens a connection (via HTTP or HTTPS) to the related web server. It will return all headers found and includes an explanation of what each header does. Any security recommendations are listed as well.

                      Project details

                      hsecscan is written in Python.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • Information gathering
                        • Learning
                        • Penetration testing
                        • Security assessment
                        • Web application analysis

                        hsecscan review

                        60

                        Jackhammer

                        Introduction

                        The tool uses RBAC (Role Based Access Control) with different levels of access. Jackhammer uses several tools to do dynamic and static code analysis (e.g. for Java, Ruby, Python, and Nodejs). It checks also for vulnerabilities in libraries. Due to its modular architecture, it can use several scanners out of the box, with options to add your own.

                        The Jackhammer project was initially added to GitHub on the 8th of May, 2017.

                        Project details

                        Jackhammer is written in Ruby.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code of this software is available

                          Typical usage

                          • Collaboration
                          • Information sharing

                          Jackhammer review

                          64

                          Jawfish

                          Introduction

                          Jawfish is a security tool to test web applications. It can find related exploits and update according to an internal database.

                          Project details

                          Jawfish is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + The source code of this software is available

                            Typical usage

                            • Penetration testing
                            • Security assessment
                            • Vulnerability scanning
                            • Web application analysis

                            Jawfish review

                            78

                            JoomScan

                            Introduction

                            JoomScan could be used to test your Joomla installation or during security assessments. As it has a primary focus on Joomla, it may provide better results than generic vulnerability scanners.

                            Project details

                            JoomScan is written in Perl.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • Vulnerability scanning
                              • Vulnerability testing

                              JoomScan review

                              64

                              jSQL Injection

                              Introduction

                              jSQL Injection is a security tool to test web applications. It can be used to discover if an application is vulnerable to SQL injection attacks.

                              Project details

                              jSQL Injection is written in Java.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

                              • + The source code of this software is available
                              • - Full name of author is unknown

                              Typical usage

                              • Database security

                              jSQL Injection review

                              64

                              Susanoo

                              Introduction

                              Susanoo is a security tool to test the security of a REST API. With this focus, it goes beyond the typical attack surface of a web application.

                              Project details

                              Susanoo is written in Python.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

                              • + The source code of this software is available

                                Typical usage

                                • API testing
                                • Application testing

                                Susanoo review

                                64

                                w3af

                                Introduction

                                W3af is an open source web application attack and audit framework and helps in scanning for vulnerabilities. The tool comes with both a graphical user interface (GUI) and command line utility. Some of the project files include a copyright line of 2006. That gives a good idea on the maturity of the project, and it is one of the rare tools that is still maintained after so many years.

                                Project details

                                w3af is written in Python.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + Tool is modular and extendable
                                • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
                                • + The source code of this software is available

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Application security
                                  • Application testing
                                  • Penetration testing
                                  • Vulnerability scanning
                                  • Web application analysis

                                  w3af review

                                  81

                                  Wapiti

                                  Introduction

                                  Wapiti is typically used to audit web applications.

                                  Project details

                                  Wapiti is written in Python.

                                  Strengths and weaknesses

                                  • + Project is mature (10+ years)
                                  • + The source code of this software is available
                                  • + Well-known tool

                                    Typical usage

                                    • Application fuzzing
                                    • Vulnerability scanning
                                    • Web application analysis

                                    Wapiti review

                                    74

                                    WhatWeb

                                    Introduction

                                    WhatWeb can be used stealthy and fast to determine what technologies are used on a particular website or web application. This process called fingerprinting can tell a lot about how it was build and possible weaknesses it might have. The tool can be used in different levels, from stealthy to very aggressive. This last one is useful in penetration tests or during development.

                                    Project details

                                    WhatWeb is written in Ruby.

                                    Strengths and weaknesses

                                    • + More than 25 contributors
                                    • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                                    • + The source code of this software is available

                                      Typical usage

                                      • Reconnaissance
                                      • Web application analysis

                                      WhatWeb review

                                      64

                                      Yasuo

                                      Introduction

                                      Yasuo is a Ruby script that scans for vulnerable and exploitable third-party web applications. There are many remotely exploitable vulnerabilities for web applications and their front-end components. Yasuo helps to make it easier to scan for the weaknesses like remote code execution (RCE), SQL injections, and file inclusions.

                                      Project details

                                      Yasuo is written in Ruby.

                                      Strengths and weaknesses

                                      • + The source code of this software is available

                                        Typical usage

                                        • Penetration testing
                                        • Vulnerability scanning
                                        • Web application analysis

                                        Yasuo review

                                        93

                                        ZAP (Zed Attack Proxy)

                                        Introduction

                                        ZAP is an intercepting proxy of web traffic. You will need to configure your browser to connect to the web application you wish to test through ZAP.

                                        Note: Zed Attack Proxy, or ZAP, is also known as zaproxy.

                                        Project details

                                        ZAP is written in Java.

                                        Strengths and weaknesses

                                        • + More than 50 contributors
                                        • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
                                        • + Many maintainers
                                        • + The source code of this software is available
                                        • - Many reported issues are still open

                                        Typical usage

                                        • Penetration testing
                                        • Security assessment
                                        • Software testing
                                        • Web application analysis

                                        ZAP review

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